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CAN SILICON VALLEY SAVE FEDERAL IT?

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In early June, former U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park appeared at the Health and Human Services Department’s annual techie conference in Washington, the wackily named Health Datapalooza. He was seeking new recruits for the White House U.S. Digital Service, an office he says combines ...
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Administration spars with lawmakers over access to encrypted data

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The encryption battle has reached an apex this week. For months, the administration has been sparring with technologists, Silicon Valley and many lawmakers over its push to give government access to encrypted data. On Wednesday, the fight spilled onto Capitol Hill, causing both sides to ...
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National Security Agency funds UC Berkeley cybersecurity summer camp for high school students

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National Security Agency staff will visit a camp developed to teach high school students about cybersecurity — hosted for the first time this year by UC Berkeley — this week to evaluate the program and decide whether to continue its funding. Read more.
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Cyber Security in 2015: Tom Davenport’s Optimistic View in the Wall Street Journal

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By all accounts, 2014 has been a very active year for cyber security with multiple high-profile breaches culminating with the Sony Pictures incident. Going into 2015, the spotlight on both cyber attackers and defenders has never been sharper as this issue hits the mainstream. Read ...
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Lizard Squad Hacker Convicted of 50,000 Counts of Computer Crime

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A Finnish hacker, and member of the notorious Lizard Squad, has been found guilty of 50,700 charges of hacking, according to the nation’s newspaper, Kaleva. The hacker, 17-year-old Julius “zeekill” Kivimaki, was given a 2-year suspended sentence, meaning he will avoid prison on the proviso ...
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The Anatomy of a Cyber Attack on Government Systems

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With fewer resources than the private sector, yet faced with the same threats, the U.S. government is dealing with a complex dilemma. Both the public and government employees demand accountability for data breaches, but few understand the challenges that federal CIOs face – hiring and ...
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Cyber-attack hits N.J. gambling sites

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State and federal authorities are investigating a cyber-attack on four Atlantic City online casino gaming sites, which were apparently targeted by a hacker who promised more disruption unless a ransom was paid in Bitcoin. Read more.
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Hacking Team hack: cybersecurity firm ‘sold spying tools to oppressive regimes to let them spy on activists and journalists’, hack claims

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Hacking Team, an Italian set of hackers that hires out its services to governments and other organisations, has been hacked. The documents taken in the attack have been leaked online, appearing to show the company’s dealings with a range of oppressive governments. Read more.
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Surveillance software maker Hacking Team gets taste of its own medicine

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Italy's Hacking Team, which makes surveillance software used by governments to tap into phones and computers, found itself the victim of hacking on a grand scale on Monday. Read more.
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PENTAGON CONTRACTORS RANK BELOW RETAILERS AND BANKS WHEN IT COMES TO CYBERSECURITY

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After revelations that a compromised contractor login abetted a grandiose breach of federal employees' background investigations, now comes word that Defense Department suppliers score below hacked retailers when it comes to cyber defense. Read more.
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